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Why can you not integrate 1/x using the generalised formula?

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This is because if you tried to do so, you would end up dividing by 0, (the answer would be x^0/0 = 1/0 = undefined) which is not allowed. Therefore the general rule breaks down and we must look for an alternative method.

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